UFC President has fired back at the former UFC commentator Dan Hardy who recently claimed that he was disappointed due to some incidents that transpired while he was working as a commentator in the promotion.
Hardy, who was also a former UFC welterweight title challenger, had conflicted feelings during his final days as an employee for the promotion. Hardy was released from his duties as commentator in early last year following a reported disagreement with a female employee during the promotion’s run of events in Abu Dhabi that same year.
In a recent interview with the “Freedom Pact” podcast, Hardy said he “certainly could’ve acted differently” in dealing with the circumstance, but it doesn’t change the uneasy feelings he has toward the promotion. In one of the examples Hardy listed, he claimed the UFC and president Dana White staged a video in which White was shown expressing concern that Calvin Kattar could’ve died as a result of damage in his loss against Max Holloway in January 2021.
Dana White responds to Dan Hardy claims
In response, White blasted Hardy for suggesting that his show of concern for Kattar’s health was an orchestrated move:
“I don’t give a f*** what anybody thinks so you don’t have to worry about me staging anything, and I definitely don’t give a f*** what Dan Hardy thinks,” White said. “Dan Hardy’s a guy that was mistreating a woman who worked here and that’s why he was fired. So obviously he’s bitter and I’m assuming that’s why he would say something like that.”